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On Comparing



Takamori-sensei:

“Once one has entered into the world of no hindrance – in other words, attained absolute happiness – one can rejoice without comparing. In this world, ‘we should feel gratitude upon seeing those who are not as blessed as us and make effort upon seeing those who are more blessed than us.’ Without comparing, we cannot rejoice or gain energy. We should feel gratitude in this way: ‘Compared to that person, how blessed I am! It is terrible if I complain.’ On the other hand, when we see those who are more blessed than us, we should stir ourselves up and make effort with a resolve to become like that person.” ----June, 1990

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